New Hanover Co. hires new environmental management director
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 06/07/2012 - 9:30am.

New Hanover County has hired a new Environmental Management Director. Joe Suleyman will have to hit the ground running, as County Commissioners gave the go-ahead this week for staff to negotiate a contract with Covanta Energy to restart the old WASTEC incinerator.

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Commissioners to negotiate renovation of trash incinerator
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Mon, 06/04/2012 - 9:48pm.

After a work session and public hearing, the board unanimously voted to negotiate the terms with Covanta Energy, a company that was selected by New Hanover County to potentially operate the Sustainable Energy Facilty, what used to be known as WASTEC.

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New Hanover commissioners talk budget, look to renovate office building, discuss WASTEC
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Mon, 05/21/2012 - 2:58pm.

video New Hanover County Commissioners talked budget today. Commission Chair Ted Davis says the board is trying to put together a budget that will use the revenue neutral tax rate this year and next year.

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WASTEC, workers wait to find out what's next
Submitted by Ramon Herrera on Tue, 04/05/2011 - 3:42pm.

video New Hanover County is down in the dumps after shutting down its WASTEC facility. Last night county commissioners voted to shut down the trash incinerator after a review of the facility revealed that it was in horrible shape.

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Commissioners vote to shut down WASTEC
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Tue, 04/05/2011 - 8:14am.

New Hanover County Commissioners made a big decision about the future of the county's trash during their meeting last night.

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Collected drugs go up in smoke
Submitted by Ramon Herrera on Tue, 03/29/2011 - 4:17pm.

Thousands of pounds of medications are off the street for good. The final step of Operation Medicine Drop took place today at the WASTEC facility in New Hanover County.

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Preliminary autopsy results in for Berry Carter
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 04/10/2009 - 4:12pm.

There is an update Friday on the man found dead early Thursday at the WASTEC trash facility.

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Body found in trash
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 04/09/2009 - 5:24pm.

videoThe driver of a Waste Management trash truck was dropping off his early morning load at the WASTEC pit and noticed an abnormal sound upon dumping the load.

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